DNC Vice Chair: Wasserman Schultz’s Claim Is False [VIDEO]

Steve Guest | Media Reporter

Democratic National Committee vice chair Tulsi Gabbard said Tuesday that committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s claim that she consulted with other DNC officers about limiting the number of Democratic debates is false. (RELATED: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Banned From Democratic Debate)

“I want to make it very clear that the chairwoman had claimed a month ago that she had spoken with and communicated and consulted with officers of the DNC about her decision to limit debates to six and to put this retribution policy in place, this exclusivity clause,” Gabbard said on CNN’s “At This Hour.” “And that never occurred.”

“I can tell you, speaking for myself, that I didn’t find out about her decision until after the fact,” Gabbard said. “There was no consultation and no communication. Saying that, I think if we look at this going forward, I think it’s important to recognize how this policy is really undemocratic.”

Gabbard argued for more debates because of the “importance of our democracy and engaging the American people as much as possible in this process so they can make the best decision on who will take us down that path.”

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